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Treasurer of National Demo
cratic Committee Resigns.
Dklahoman Declares He Doei Not De
Ire to Be Responsible for Any Em
barrassment to Democratic Party by
C. N Haskell resigned as treasurer
If tho Democratic national committee.
His resignation was announced by
himself threo hours after his arrival
In Chicago from Guthrie, Olila., and
after ho had conferred with officials
of the Democratic national headquar
ters here In Riving out his decision.
Mr. Haskell, In response to a qucs-
CHAKLES N. HASKELU
Hon, declared lid did not doslro to bo
responsible for nny embarrassment
which might resvdt to the Democratic
party by hla retaining tho offlct of
Text of Resignation.
Tho resignation of Governor Has
kell, as forwarded to Chairman Mack,
reads: "Slnco tho president and hla
cabinet huvo Joined forces with Mr.
Heaist and three Wull street brokers
to niako a personal tight against me,
notwithstanding the president, hi his
answer to Mr. Brwun, abandoned his
chargo about Ohio Standard Oil cases,
yet by all tho means at tho command
of the government and the millions of
Hearst and his Wall street allies, they
persist In vicious, unwarranted and
untruthful attacks on me personally,
1 welcome th'olr attack and Hhall meet
It with nil the vigor nt my command.
I shall treat them all as private cltl
sens 'and subject to the penalties of
the law wlilch they merit.
"In this I know 1 shall have tho aid
of my neighbors nt home for all
proper purposes; but my time must
be free from other demands here.
Again my hoart Is full of hope for tho
election of Uryan and Kern. Honest
Koverninent and rule by the people Is
the stake- Important beyond the polls
In tho lust generation la tho pending
contest. I would not for one moment
consider remaining In any way con
nected with tho i'ii nmltteo, therefore
hereby tender. m r ilgnatlon ub treas
urer of the Democratic national com
niltfeo, that not the slightest contest
of my own could 1 1 anyway be used by
the president to cloud the sky uud
shield our opponents from discussing
tho real issues and laying bare tho Re
publican duplicity to the people."
Herman llldder, proprietor of tho
New York Staats Zettuug, was appoint
ed treasurer of tho Democratic na
SENATOR FORAKER IS BITTER.
Issues Statement in Which He De
nounces Hearst, Taft and Roosevelt.
Senator Foraker or Ohio Issued a
statement replying to the recent
charges made by William It. Hearst
and Piesldcnt Roosevelt.
He bitterly assails Hearst, Tuft and
the president, charging Taft with con
sorting with the Standard Oil mag
nates himself, and declaring that
President Roosevelt's actions Indi
cate a guilty conscience.
In the opening pnragraph Mr. For
nker declares that tho president
showed bias in accepting as true all
the charges. He denied that ho acted'
Improperly In accepting emplovnient
from the Standard OH company, aays
there was no secret about It and pro
duces letteis to prove that alter the
government began Its attack upon tho
Standard Oil ho declined to accept a
retainer from them.
DU PONT RETIRES FROM PLACE.
Resigns as Head of Speakers' Bureau
of Republican Committee.
Chairman Hitchcock 01 the Republican
national committee announced that
General T. Coleman Du Pont of Dela
ware, head of tho bureau of campaign
bpeakors of the national committee,
bad resigned as head of that bureau
fcnd also as a member o( the executive
committee or the national committee
and that his resignation had been ac
cepted. In an elaboration of the announce
ment Chairman Hitchcock said: "Gen
eral Du Pout and I had u personal con
ference concerning the matter, hi
which he liuUtod on tht acceptance
of Ms ratijpiatlon, feeing that thu
t n.. ii( y of the wilt of the government
U'-i.it tl' powder coninau) with
v . 'i lie lo miniated might be in
1 1 1 ij o'ii !',n in. ui to the InLjjr-
ia. L-anpalfji. Hi resignation,
therefore, has Le aictpted."
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DROUGHT IN EASTERN STATES.
Heavy Lojse In Pennaylvanla, Ohio
and West Virginia.
With losses or many million dollars
from forest .Ires and hoav damages to
crops and 11 0 stock, the roportou lois
of a number or liven, due to lighting
tlmbur conflagrations; tho euiorccd
Idleness of thousands of workmen,
owing to the suspension or manufact
uring establishments bee. use or lack
of water; the health authorities antic
ipating u serious epidemic ot conta
G'.oub diseases, and many small
btreams dried up, and practlcnilj ob
literated, the drought or 1908, which
has held western Pennsylvania, east
ern Ohio and West Virginia in Us
grasp for more than two months, re
mains unbroken, each uuy gradually
Increasing the serlousnehs ot the un
While In the Pittsburg district the
water supply is sufficient to carry on
all business, the low stage of the riv
ers has caused u congestion of much
coal in this vlelultj. Every available
barge and float has been loadi'd with
coal and nt present, with almost tvven
ty million bushels In the Pittsburg har
bor, tho river coal mines have been,
compelled to shut down lor the want
of shipping facilities. There nre about
15,000 miners employed In the river
mines along the Monougahela valley.
This gieat fleet of coal is for supply
of points In the west and the south
and thi probabilities are theie will
be a coal famine experienced, especial
ly in the noithwest, should conditions
prevent the shipment of the coal be
fore cold weather sets iu. In West
Virginia lumber plants, glass factories
and iron and steel mills located along
the rivers nre closed on account of in
sufficient water. In eastern Ohio tlie
samo conditions prevail and It Is
feared tho great Iron and steel mills
at YoiuiR8town, 'employing over 20,000
men, will have to suspend operations
unless the drought Is speedily bioken.
TRAIN COLLISION FILLS 21.
Northern Pacific Passenger Strikes
Freight Near Billings, Mnot.
Twenty-one persons were killed, sev
eral fatally Injured and about thirty
more or less hurt In a col
lision between passenger trntn No. 1C.
known as the eastbound Burlington
tlyer, and a westbound freight train at
a siding known as Young's Point,
about thirty miles west of Billings, on
the Northern Pacific rallrond. The
pusseuger train, running about fltty
miles un hour, crashed Into the ft eight
just entering on the siding during a
blinding snowstorm, the engineer of
the passenger falling to see the signal
tlag of the brakeman of the freight
train iu time to avert tho collision.
Both locomotives were wrecked and
the smoker and baggage cars were
telescoped. Only three persons riding
In tho smoker are known to have got
ten out of the wrecked car ullvo.
Many of the killed wore terribly man
gled, some of them being ground to
The dead: Colonel Bodson of Utah;
John Cawlan, Billings; Lon Anderson,
Haidy, Mont.; Lorenz A. Stewart,
Dean, Moiit,; H. C. Gemble, Mtnlstnn,
la.; H. h. Eymock, Denver; D. H.
Barnes, Seattle; G. L.. Konsick, Ana
conda; Oia Babcock, Billings; S.
Chlngdon, Chlco Springs. Mont.;
Charles E. Johnson, Denver; George
Battlerock, Anaconda; John ltyau,
Cushlng, Okla.; Mllo Halloway, Bill
ings; threo unidentified eo.il miners.
First Session is Devoted to
The national irrigation congress con
vened In Albuquerque Tuesday. Tho at
tendance of delegates at the opening
session was about 1,500. This session
will bo notable for the number of act
ual workers In the field who are pres
ent to take part In tho proceedings.
There is almost an equally noticeable
absence of men known In political life,
who have been present at former ses
sions. This afternoon's session will
bo devoted to Introductory business,
the opening address of President
Frank C Goudy of Denver, addresses
by h. Bradford Prince or New Mexico
and William H. Smith of Utah, and an
address by General J. Franklin Bell,
chief of stan United States army, who
Is attending the congress as u repre
sentative ot the war department The
attendance of foreign delegates is u
notable featuro of this congress.
The electlou of officers of the con
gress will take place Friday Georgo
H. Baistow, vice president of thU con
gress, Is the only man prominently
named tor the presldencj.
SHIP SINKS; TWENTY DROWN.
Loch Flnlas Is Wrecked in Gale Off
Coast of Tasmania.
The British ship Ioch Flnlas, from
Port Plrle, South Australia, for Callao,
was wrecked off Foster island at day
light and twenty of thq crew of twenty-four
wero drowned. The four men
were picked up by a passing steamer
Foster Island lies a short distance
oft the northeast coast ot Tasmania,
and It Is surrounded by dangerous
shoals. The residents of the Island ob
fcerved a large ship in distress. A
gale, accompanied by a high sea, waa
blowing and the voesol soon struck the
reef. The ci'w could be soon trying
to lower the boats, when suddenly the
ship sa.uk. To attempt a rescue from
tho shnitt was impossible on account
of the heavy sens, but a t earner In
the distance had sighted the wreck
and tviM'e a'l ueed to whtie the kRlp
ba 1 gono down. Only foui taea wer
found. They were oliagiug to au m
tumed buau TUejr reported thai &
aerund mate '. ecame Insane durlastb?
storm and jumped overboard.
BANKERS IN SESSION
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AfjairiSt POStal Savings and
Guaranty of Deposits
American Association Begins Sessions
Upon This Theme Minority Tries
to Prevent Action on Insurance of
Deposits, but Is Voted Down. ,
The most Important discussion In
the savings bank section of ttie Amer
ican Bankers' association occurred at
the opening session In Denver Mon
day, when the questions of postal
savings banks and the guaranty
of bank deposits were taken up. While
it was evident that the sentiment was
practically unanimous against postal
savings and overwhelmingly against
the guaranty Idea, a respectable mi
nority tried to prevent action on the
latter question, contending that It was
a matter for the convention of all the
members of the association to decldo
upon, and not for a single section.
John Schuette of Wisconsin was
the only speaker In favor of the guai
nnty of bank deposits. He opposed
the establishment of postal savings
banks on the ground that it would es
tablish 18,000 banks, in the country
to compete with the other banks of
the country. He favored the guaranty
bank deposit plan In order to nvert
the establishment of the postal sav
ings banks and declared thai the bank
ers of tho country would have to face
one of the other of these Issues.
Herrlck Offers Resolution.
Former Governor Myron T. Herrlck
or Ohio then offeied the following res
olution: "Whereas, This savings bank sec
tion or the American Bankers' associa
tion represents tho savings people ot
the United States, and
"Whereas, The record of these
banks for conservatism, stability and
unselfish devotion to the Interest or
their depositors Is unparalleled in
any country In the world, and
"Whereas. The loss to their depos
itors has been so small as to be abso
lutely a nugatory quantity, theiefore,
"Resolved, That Inasmuch as any
plan or scheme to mako each or these
banks responsible by taxation or as
sessment for the acts of one another
or to connect them with the national
banking system, Is economically un
sound In system, Is economlcallyun-
sound In principle, confiscatory in j
form and Inimical to the best interest I
or its depositors, stockholders and j
hoi rowers. It would discourage Indi-
viduul Initiative, the best product of ,
the American mind. It Is a specious I
form of paternalism and socialism, j
It would tend to encourage specula-
tlon and an undue expansion of credit.
Therefore, be It
"Resolved, That we enter tho most
solemn protest against enaction Into
Inw, either by states or nation, of any
principles so subversive to sound econ
omics and so 1 evolutionary in charac
ter." Substitute Is Voted Down.
After a heated debate, C. R. Brock
enrldge or Iirt Smith, Ark., offered a
substitute, to the effect that action on
the resolution be deferred until atter
the question came before the general
convention. This substitute was voted
down, 32 to 49, and Governor Herrlck's
resolution was then adopted
After u discussion of postal savings
banks, a motion was carried placing
the savings batik section in opposition
to the establishment of postal savings
banks and asking the support of tho
American Bankers' association In this
J. P. Johnson of Detroit was elected
president of the savings bank section,
and William R. Creer, first vice presi
dent, and William Hanhort was re
The clearing house section also held
Its convention. Besides the report
of tho secretary and routine business
there were several addresses and tho
matter of bank guarantee was also
brought up and condemned.
The following officers "were elected:
President, F. C. McDougal, Rochester;
vice president, Sol Wexler, New Or
leans; secretary, Fred F. rnrnsworth.
Order of Foresters Enjoined.
Buffalo, Sept. 29. Justice Brown In
tho supreme court Issued au Injunc
tion restraining the Independent Or
der of Forebters from enforcing the
Increased assessments on the old mem
bers until the suit to test the validity '
of the Increase is settled. Over 100,
000 members are affected by the In
crease While tho Injunction stands
Foresters can pay their assessments
at the old rate.
Seven Drowned In Calumet River.
Seven men were drowned Sunday In
the Calumet river at One Hundred and
Twenty-sixth street, South Chicago,
when the pleasure launch Lemon
ttrtick one of the supports of a rail
road bridge and sank with all on
board. The owner of the launch sue
teeded in swimming to the khore tnd
1. us the only one saved.
Eastern Drought Is Broken.
Plttbhurg, Spt. 0. The long pro
tracted drought In western Pennsylva
nia, euatem Ohio and Wast Virginia
Ik ttlTecluali) broken. The rainfall
was geimrai throughout the stricken
Forest Firas Extinguished,
Glen KIIh. N Y.. Sept 2S The
fortut tiit-a thai have been ragiug lit
the luotttiUa iif the Adirondack la
thh option t;r attverala Wf'ka, wre
uii.uiihid b hi-uvj tains.
FIND NEW "MIRACLE" WHEAT."
West Virginia Cereal a Great producer.
Growing 100 Bushels to the Acre.
Topekn, Kan. Sept. M A new
"miiucle wheat" has just been dt.cov
ered. this time in West Virginia, and
the promoters are trying 10 dispua
of the wheat to Kansas rarmcis F.
D Colmru, secretary of the Kansas
boaid of agrlcultuie, has been Invest!
Katinp It. The miracle wheat Is a
great producer, growing 100 or more
bushels to the ncie, but, accoidlng to
Mr. Cobuiu, no miller would buy i
for (lour making, and that Is what
counts In the wheat raising industrv
Nations Join In War on Tuberculosis.
Washington, Sept. 29. Medical sci
entists representing ever.v civil. ted
nation united with their biothe. '.
America in an effort to solve the prob
lem of how best to cope with tjberc"
losls The occasion was the official
opening of the sixth triennial r.terna
tionnl congress on tuberculosa The
great auditorium of the National tmt
seum was filled with men, who have
consecrated their best talents to the
study of tuberculosis, representative
or the sovereigns or the foreign cour.
tries., and high officials of tl.e govern
Throw3 Herself In Front of Train.
New Yoik, Sept. 29 In the pres
ence of a crowd of women Fhoppcrs
waiting ior an uptown train at tho
Fourteenth street station of the Sixth
avenue railroad, a well dressed woman
threw herself in front of a moving
train and was so terribh injured that
she died a few moments later The
tragic act created almost a panic In
the crowded platform.
Colonel Stewart in Washington.
Washington, Sept 29 Colonel Will-
lam F. Stewart of the coast artillery,
commanding the ungarrisoned post at
Fori Kraut. Ariz . who is to annear
befoio a retiring board to determine
his nhvsleal fitness for further ser-
vice on the active list, reported to tho
war department. No date has yet
been set for a meeting of the board
Lake Steamer Wrecked.
Marquette. Mich.. Sept. 29. Losing
her bearings In tho dense smoke and
fog the steamer Neshoto, bound down
with lion 01 e. ran ashore on Crisp
Point, eastern Lake Superior, and was
broken to pieces by the gale. She Is
a total loss, The crew was rescued
American Party Names Ticket.
Salt Lake, Sept. 29. The American
party, the anti-church organization,
nominated a state ticket and adopted
n nlntlonn which charges that polyg
omy is m.111 actively practiced In Utah
by prominent Mormbn chinch officials
Kern in Chicago.
Chicago, Sept. 29. John W. Kern,
Democratic candidate for vice presi
dent, arrived here to confer "with the
speakers' bureau of national head
quarters relative to his tour through
Michigan and tjie south.
Kills Burglar With Rifle.
Chicago, Sept. 29. A masked burg
lar, armed with un open knife, was
shot and Instantly killed with a rill
by Dr Adolph Uehrimiiiu, 3810 Ellis
Shot In Class Fight.
Delphi, Ind'.. Sept. 29. At a class
fight between the classes of the high
school, Larry Coblf, president or tho
junior class, was seriously injuied by
CHICAGO GRAIN AND PROVISIONS.
Features of the Day's Trading and
Chicago, Sep't. 28. Wheut prices on
the local exchange were dragged dowu
today by bearish statistics, the prin
cipal feature of which was an unusual
ly liberal increase in the available
stocks ot wheat in the United States
and Canada. The close was almost
the lowest point, at net losses ot c
to X.:'tC. Corn and oats weie wtak,
and piovlslons weak. Closing prices:
Wheat Sept., U9!hc; Dec, $1.03'tf
1.03.jf; May, J1.00,"s1.00k..
Coin Sept., 79c; Dec., G.V,'c.
Oats Sept.. 4&?.c; Dec.. 49',SH9'bc.
Pork Sept.. $15.25; Oct., $15.25.
Lard-Sept.. $10.27'..; Oct.. $10 27'...
nibs Spr.t.. J10.00: Oct.. $9.90.
Chicago Cash Prices No 2 hard ueen convicteu are some or tne great
wheat $100.l-ul!kJ; No 2 coin 7UH. I est rpointlons In the United States,
fi-bc No i white- oats, 47&.50c at 'or Instance the Ameilcan Sugar
company, the aggregate line actually
South Omaha Live Stock. ' paid being more than $150,000; Swift
South Omaha. Sept. 23.-Cattle-Ro. ' & 9:' Armou.r. Pacli,nB company, tho
celpts, 7.300; active to 10c highei ; na
live fcteers, $4 005 7 25; cows and heir
eis, $3 004 23, western steers, $3 25
igcci, Texas steers, $3.004C0. can-j
ners $2.00g?2 80, stockists and reed-1
ers. $2.75(04.75. calves. $3.00'i00; !
bulls, stags, etc., $2.25(fJ3.ao. Hogs,
Receipts, 1.700; 5c lower; heavj, $.C0!
C80; mixed, $G.G0C70; light. $0.53 I
C75: pigs. $5 00G 00; bulk or hales, j
$G.C06 7O. Sheep Receipts, 21.000; J
10$U5c higher; yearlings, $0.75&7 40;
woihers. $3.253.75; ewes, $3 00,
S40. lambs. $4.50(fJ5.G0.
Chicago Live Stock. (
Chicago, Sept 28 Cattle Receipts.,
22.000; stoadj; steers, $1 40(87G0;
cow. S3GS&6 25; holferk. $3 00 4 2s,
bulU. $2 50(6-4 50; calves, $3 5u8 00; '
k tocUor and tdrs. $2.bu j w nogs
! Receipts, :!. )); stead ; chouc-
I heavy shipping. $7 157 25; butchers
$7 (?72.5: light. $.706 80. choice
lifiht. $6S5S7 ); packing. $7o$
C9Q: pits. t'J"5.!5; bulk of aalea
:.70G6S5. 8h-p Receipts. Stuuo.
neady. Kkvn. $SS0Q480, laiatk
$I25$5 25; .'UilihiSi, Jt-OOfc 1.25
PRESIDENT TO BRYAN!
Tells What Has Been Done To
ward Curbing Trusts.
Prea'dent Takes Another Shot at
Governor Haskell and Blames Ne
braskan for Setting Up Standard'of
President Roosevelt made reply to W.
J. Bryan's recent Bpeecu In which he
maintained that the Democratic party
and platform were not getting a
square deal iu the campaign. The
president's leply deals principally with
Mr. Bryan's assertion that the admin
istration has been neither sincere nor
effective iu prosecution of trusts. Mr.
Roosevelt combats this charge with
characteristic emphasis and sets forth
In detail what has beeu done under
his direction toward curbing the tend
ency or capital to centralize with a
view to destroying competition. The
president's letter, In part, follows:
"Dear Sir: I have seen your letter
published In the morning papers. As
1 to most of what yoti say about me per
1 sonally I do not regard rnv answer as
I necessary When you t. iv that I am
I unfair to your platform, ou reiterate
. certain opinions as to which I had
, quoted, with my h.aitj approval, Gov
I ernor Hughes In my first letter, and
' these, therefore, it Is also unneces
sary to answer. You have not answered
the Hughes speech and, In my judg
ment, you do well not to make the at
tempt. You say that your platform
declares in favor of vigorous enforce
ment of the law against guilty trust
magnates and ollleials and that tho
platfoim 11p1.11 which Mr. Taft stands
makes-no t h declaration. It was not
necessary. That platform approved
the policies of ' this administration
'"d piomised to continue them, and
uero, as us-iai, 1 nave oniy to com
pare your w nds with the deeds of tho
administration and of Mr. Taft. You
merely promise iu your platform tltat
you intend to do just what this admin
istration has done and is doing.
"To show the difference between
deeds and words I will compare the
record of this adminlstiation with the
record of one or your most prominent
supporters at the moment, Mr. Olney,
attorney general under the last Demo
cratic administration. While Mr.
Olney was attorney general no cases,
whatever were brought under the anti
trust law, against combinations of
capital, the only new case3 which he
brought bciilg diiected against combi
nations of worklngmeu. In that en
tile administration the only cases
brought under the anti-trust act were
four in number, two or which were un-
: successful, one or the two being the
case which was decided by Judge Taft
In favor of the government.
"Under this administration a mass
of such cases have been brought, in
cluding the case against the Northern
Secuiitles company, against the beet
packers, against the Fedeial Salt com
pany, against the General Paper com
pany, against the Otis and other ele
vator companies, against tho American
Tobacco company, against the powder
trust, agalnbt the Virglnia-Caioliua
Chemical company, against the Stand
ard Oil company and others, in a
number of these cases the government
has already succeeded by Injunctions
and otherwise. Some of the cases are
now pending. In hardly any Import
ant case against great law-breaking
corporations has the government yet
suffered final defeat.
Suits Against Railways.
"As legards suits to suppress rail
waj abuses under the last Democratic
administration there wete no indict-
f ments against shippers ror receilvng
rebates or secret rates. Under my ad
ministrations there have been forty
nine indictments ior secret tebates,
resulting In eighteen convictions, and
In only four cases have these indict
ments failed. The other twenty-seven
cases aie still pending. Among the
railroads which have beeu convicted
are the Chicago and Alton, Chicago,
Burlington and Qulncy, the New York
Central, Chicago Rock Island and Pa
cific and Chicago, Milwaukee and St.
Paul, while ucores 01 cases are still
pending against other leading rail
roads. Among the shippers that have
Cudaliy Packing company, Nelson
Morris & Co., each or whom was fined
$15,000, and the cases have now bqeu
carried to the supreme court. Tho
Standard Oil case is ntlll pending.
This is a record of actual achievement
and beside it mere promises are
empty indeed; and they would not be
made now with any possibility of per
formance resulting If It were not for
tho achievement above recited.
Pays His Respects to Haskell,
"I now come to the Important part of
your letter, your attitude toward Mr
Haskell. You state that Mr. Haskell
has voluntarily resigned from the uom-
mittoe You speak hlghl of the pub-
He service which he has rendered and
pioteat agulust any condemnation or
him except such as may come in a
court, uut or jour own mouth you
nrp condemned. You therebv mm up
that ktandant of Maw uont-t which
link be?u tbt bene of thU people iu
ondcav tiring to get equity nd fair
dealing as thfcty abould obtain among
high minded man from great busl-UPS-
n -poratiooa and froai individuals
like Mr Huakell."
Try My Flour
and vou won't have anv more
worry about your bread.
My brands of xt and Cow are
not excelled anywhere in this
country, and ladies who have
used them aro my best advertisers.
Phont Ha. 71
Ret. Phone He. 95
THE FLOUR AND FEED MAN
We have a
for a large
tie will pay a good price
for it, but wants the best.
Do you want to sell yours?
We at so have several cus
tomers for small resi
Phone 2SI--Alliancce Natl. Bank Blk.
Q. W. ZOBEL
Office at Geo. Darling's Store
Residence Phone 570.
GEO. V. ZOBEL.
Painting, Paper Hanging
When you plan your home
remember the importance of
I do sanitary work and rriiar-
I install Standard bath room
Steam and Hot Water Heating-
with modern, up-to-date
Ideal Boilers and American
Radiators right in my line.
When You Buy
uvj 1 .i nunu.
The Hm Merchants mprit your support.
thev are the mainstays ot the community.
And when yon buy oi Home Merchants.
S -mw nuv UUVCUUCi
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